A vehicle lies upside down just to the side of the Trans-Canada Highway after the driver lost control near the Enchanted Forest on Friday.

Seatbelts prevent serious injuries in separate highway rollovers

Two people wearing seatbelts escaped serious injuries in separate roll overs just hours apart last Friday, Feb. 7.

Two people wearing seatbelts escaped serious injuries in separate roll overs just hours apart last Friday, Feb. 7.

The first incident took place near the Enchanted Forest, 35 kilometres west of Revelstoke, at around 4 p.m. The car was heading eastbound on the Trans-Canada Highway when the 28-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle. The car went across the westbound lane and struck the cement barrier, sending it into the air and onto a partially-frozen creek.

The driver, who was wearing his seatbelt, was able to exit the vehicle and walk back to the highway with the help of a passing motorist. He was taken to Salmon Arm hospital with minor injuries and given a ticket for speeding relative to the conditions.

About three hours later, RCMP, Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services and Emergency Health Services were called to another rollover, this time on Highway 23 South near the Mount Macpherson Nordic centre.

The driver of a Toyota 4Runner was attempting to navigate a natural corner when he lost control, crossing the centre line and into the northbound lane.

He struck the cement guardrail and the vehicle flipped over onto his roof. The 32-year-old Alberta man was wearing his seatbelt and was able to get out of the vehicle on his own.

He was taken to Queen Victoria Hospital with minor injuries and ticketed for failing to keep right.

 

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